Heidi Skolnik, MS

Bio

Heidi Skolnik, MS, CDN, FACSM, has influenced millions of people on nutrition and health for more than 25 years through mass media and one-on-one interactions. Heidi is the sports nutrition consultant to
       The New York Knicks,
       The Juilliard School  
       The School of American Ballet and
       Fordham University
among other institutions and was with the New York Giants Football Team for 18 years. She maintains one-to-one practice one day a week at The Women’s Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery, the first of its kind in the country.  Heidi also has expertise within the corporate wellness arena, working with top companies such as Morgan Stanley, Becton-Dickinson, Johnson and Johnson, Colgate-Palmolive and Merrill-Lynch.  Heidi began her career in the wellness arena before becoming more established in the nutrition world leading individuals, sports teams and corporations in strategic approaches to making smarter food choices. Heidi incorporates behavioral aspects of change and delivers the most current and proven concepts to help meet overall wellness goals. A well-known and respected leader in the nutrition and fitness world, an author, speaker and consultant to industry as well as the public, Heidi's advice is sound and tailored to give clients the practical tools needed to promote optimal health and improve performance levels – in everyday life or athletic competition.  Heidi sits on the board of the National Osteoporosis Foundation. A realist, Heidi believes M&Ms can fit into a healthy diet along with red peppers, red meat, broccoli and fresh fruit, and that healthy eating and exercise change and evolve to meet our personal needs and goals. She is the president of Nutrition Conditioning, a nutrition and wellness consultancy firm.

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Endurance athletes or those who are very physically active should drink plenty of water -- but only when they feel thirsty, new expert recommendations say.

    Athletes should listen to their body and drink water as needed to prevent a potentially de...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Endurance athletes or those who are very physically active should drink plenty of water -- but only when they feel thirsty, new expert recommendations say.

    Athletes should listen to their body and drink water as needed to prevent a potentially de...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a small study of obese patients, weight-loss surgery was better at keeping type 2 diabetes at bay than diet and exercise alone, researchers report.

    In fact, three years after weight-loss surgery, more than two-thirds of those who had a proc...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extracurricular sports may help children develop the discipline they need to succeed in the classroom, a new study suggests.

    Kids' attention span and level of self-control are linked to their participation in organized, after-school sports, the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The global obesity epidemic is linked to an oversupply of food available for human consumption, a new study suggests.

    There are enough extra calories available to explain the weight gain reported in many countries around the world, the researche...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who want to stay sharp as they age often turn to brain teasers, puzzles and games, figuring correctly that they'll lose it if they don't use it.

    But a healthy body is also key to maintaining a healthy brain, and that's something many peopl...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Child Neurology:

    FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. middle school and high school coaches may not be sufficiently trained and equipped to quickly recognize concussions in student athletes, two new studies suggest.

    Without solid concussion training, coaches may mishandle a student's head injury...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Medicine:

    FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regular light exercise can be as good for seniors as moderate or vigorous exercise, according to a new study.

    Moderate-intensity physical activity has been shown to be good for your health. But, this study suggests that seniors should also be enco...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extreme exercise may trigger blood poisoning in people who haven't trained properly, a new study suggests.

    Researchers in Australia looked at athletes who took part in extreme endurance events. Examples of such events include 24-hour ultra-marath...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High school football players appear to be twice as likely to have migraines as the average person, which may be due to head injuries and concussions the athletes endure during play, two small new studies suggest.

    The first study found that one-t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain types of physical activity help you sleep better, while others might leave you tossing and turning, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at data from a survey of more than 429,000 American adults. They found that activities such as walkin...Full Article

  • Heidi Skolnik, MS - Englewood Cliffs, NJ - Sports Medicine
    Heidi Skolnik, MS answered:
    Food recording is very beneficial when it comes to improving food choices and losing weight. In this video, nutrition specialist Heidi Skolnik discusses what information to record, and how a journal can help you be more aware of eating patterns.  Read More
  • Heidi Skolnik, MS - Englewood Cliffs, NJ - Sports Medicine
    Heidi Skolnik, MS answered:
    It's important to move each day if your lifestyle is sedentary, because it's dangerous to sit too long without moving. In this video, nutrition specialist Heidi Skolnik explains the risks in being sedentary, and gives simple tips to get moving.  Read More
  • Heidi Skolnik, MS - Englewood Cliffs, NJ - Sports Medicine
    Heidi Skolnik, MS answered:
    To choose a diet plan, you need to determine what works best for you individually, a plan you will stick to. In this video, nutrition specialist Heidi Skolnik explains how to discover the perfect diet plan for you, based on your own preferences. Read More
  • Heidi Skolnik, MS - Englewood Cliffs, NJ - Sports Medicine
    Heidi Skolnik, MS answered:
    Normal weight obesity is when you look like you're a normal weight, but you actually have more fat than lean mass. In this video, nutrition specialist Heidi Skolnik explains the risks associated with normal weight obesity and why exercise is key. Read More